Poll: Corbyn set to win Labour leadership

A newly published poll suggests that anti-austerity Labour Party leadership contender is set to win more than 50% of votes in the upcoming election.

According to a YouGov poll, Corbyn would poll 53 percent, doubling his lead over the past week. He is also expected to secure a first-round victory without needing to count the second preferences of voters.

Meanwhile, former Labour communications director Alistair Campbell, has called on voters to choose “anyone but Corbyn.”

“I agree with Alan Johnson that what he called the madness of flirting with the idea of Corbyn as leader has to stop,” he wrote.

Labour leadership vote is expected to kick off in mid August with final results scheduled to be released on September 12.

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